Threat Level Lowered to Yellow for Mass Transit in Oklahoma
August 16, 2005 -- In accordance with the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security (USDHS), today Gov. Brad Henry lowered
the Oklahoma Homeland Security Threat Level from High Condition
("Orange") to Elevated Condition ("Yellow") for mass transit across the
state. The threat level was raised to "orange" on July 7, 2005, after
the London terrorist attacks.
The change in alert status will take affect at 8:00 p.m. (08/12/05) after the rush hour commute.
will continue monitoring intelligence information stemming from the
London attacks, although there is no evidence that a threat to the U.S.
mass transit system is imminent. Federal authorities will maintain
coordination efforts with state, local and private sector partners in
an attempt to address potential vulnerabilities to passenger rail and
OKOHS reminds all Oklahomans
that homeland security begins at home. If you see an unattended bag or
suspicious behavior, don't hesistate to contact your local police
department of the FBI at (405) 290-7770.